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collection from the life of john f. kennedy, locked away by one of the president's closest confidante's, until now. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. as the president's defense secretary prepares to leave office, he is leaving behind, with the boss's permission, a huge change to the u.s. military. the announcement officially today from the pentagon, women will soon be able to serve in direct combat units. while it's been happening slowly in the field on its own for years during our dual wars of this last decade, and while it will open a huge number of jobs and career pathways for the women who volunteer to serve this country in uniform, it is a huge change in military tradition. a change in the tanks and in the trenches. a change announced at the highest levels today. it's where we begin tonight with our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. jim, good evening. >> reporter: president obama praised the pentagon's decision to open combat roles to women. and of the 152 u.s. ser
: clinton returns for one last time tomorrow to introduce john kerry at his confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of state. a much happier occasion. today was so ferocious at times that one republican senator on the committee later accused clinton of faking her emotion. a sign that her critics may try to make benghazi an issue if clinton does decide to run for president, brian. >> what a day it was on capitol hill. andrea mitchell starting us off from washington. andrea, thanks. >>> all of this brings us to our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, in the studio. at one point the secretary just kind of waved her hand today to indicate the whole region of the middle east as something we should have our eyes on. as you know, all too well, it's a tinder box. what do you have your eyes on right now? >> in regards to this testimony, i think she was highlighting the problems in north africa. and it really goes down to weapons. when gadhafi was falling, i was there at the time, i had never seen so many weapons in my entire life. and they were just being taken from depots,
off by getting more on all of it tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the signs are small, and they're far from conclusive. and we have had had false starts before. but economists are pointing to data that suggests that maybe, just maybe, we could be in for stronger economic growth this year, which has already started off with a bang. today, the stock market winning streak marked its fourth straight week. and this week, encouraging signs on jobs and higher home prices. today, the government reported that sales of new homes shot up nearly 20% in 2012, and home prices went up almost 14%. >> this is the new pricing power. >> reporter: diana olick covers real estate for cnbc. >> home building definitely improved in 2012, but nowhere near where we need it to be. we're still running half the housing starts as we would be in a normal year. >> reporter: 2012 home sales were only a third of the record set in 2005. any improvement is good news for truberry custom homes outside columbus, ohio. they haven't been this busy since th
correspondent john harwood. john, my question to you, is this a reflection of the dysfunction in congress or are we looking at folks who face tough re-election battles? >> reporter: a little bit of both. history tells us 2014 will be a difficult year for democrats. that influenced harkin and jay rockefeller. saxby chambliss may have faced a primary challenge. you also can't overlook the effects of age. both rockefeller and harkin are over 70 years old. chambliss would be over 70 by the time of the 2014 election. >> is there the potential for a fundamental change in ideology in both houses? >> reporter: not a fundamental change in ideology, but you do see the senate becoming somewhat fresher. already 60 out of a hundred senators came, when barack obama came in 2005 or later, and fresh members of the senate are more impatient with the dysfunction of the place. we saw some of the effects this past week with the agreement among republicans and democrats to slightly streamline filibuster procedures. >> all right. john harwood, good to have you on with us tonight. thanks. >>> as secretary of st
's not every day that someone gets to say thanks a billion and really mean it. and that is what johns hopkins university in baltimore is saying to new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg. this weekend, bloomberg made a gift of $350 million to his alma matter, the large nest the university's history. brought his total gifts to johns hop kips to $1.1 billion t all began with a $5 donation in 1965, the year after bloomberg graduated. it brings new meaning to the term "giving back." certainly bigger meaning to that term. >>> when we come back, how they were finally reunite you had after the storm. we will meet the ladies of the golden age club. 's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because
tonight, thanks. >>> late word tonight that top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen, has been cleared of engaging in any inappropriate behavior regarding his e-mail exchanges with the woman from tampa, jill kelley. this case came to light originally as part of the petraeus affair. and an investigation was launched. >>> the u.s. state department confirms today three americans were indeed killed during that four-day hostage standoff in algeria. seven americans were able to make it out safely. the algerian government says in all, 38 hostages of different nationalities and 29 islamic militants died in the standoff. five people are still unaccounted for. >>> in this country, the weather is making news tonight, specifically the cold. over two-thirds of the country, along with some weird extremes. it's expected to be 75 degrees colder in maine this week than it was last week. 75 degrees. and this latest push of arctic air has already made its way all the way south to florida. nbc's kevin tibbles is with us from the grip of it in chicago. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian,
by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidential oath, punctuated by a playful critique from the obama's youngest daughter. >> i did it. >> reporter: the first lady later tweeting, "i'm so proud of him." with the public event tomorrow, why another oath today? the constitution mandates the president's term ends at noon on the 20th day of january. and this year, for only the seventh time, that fell on a sunday. >> i, joseph r. biden, jr. -- >> reporter: vice president biden was sworn in separately this morning by justice sonia sotomayor, the first hispanic judge to administer the oath of office. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> reporter: at a preinaugural ball last night, the vice president mistakenl
, for good reason, the church of the president, st. john's across the street from the white house. across washington, hundreds of thousands of people were already beginning to gather on the national mall. as the obamas left church, choirs performed at the capitol for the early arrivals ♪ ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ >> back at the white house and following tradition, the president hosted congressional leaders for coffee. ♪ while across town on the inaugural stand, distinguished guests took their places. the justices of the supreme court, former president and mrs. carter, former president and secretary clinton. at mid morning, the presidential procession left the white house and made its the way to the capitol. a journey of just under two miles, though the political distance lately has been much greater. >> thank you. i miss this place. >> at the capitol, the assembled crowd got its first glimpse of the obama family. daughters, malia and sasha, everyone remarking at once how much they have grown since this same event four years ago. then first lady michelle obama. and fina
. both parties -- big deals happen in washington when the political self interests align. and john mccain has been very straight forward about the self interests of the republican party. they have got to fix their problems with hispanics, and that's why they're at the table. >> all right, chuck todd, at the white house tonight. chuck, thanks. >>> it has been exactly three months since hurricane sandy tore up the east coast, and finally tonight, after a four-week delay, the senate gave final approval to a $50 billion aid package to help the region rebuild. this bill was delayed when the clock ran out. you'll recall at the new year on the legislative session before a vote could be scheduled, which sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle. tens of thousands of people in new york and new jersey, for starters, are still out of their wrecked homes, or living without adequate heat in the dead of winter. >>> now to news of a big reversal being considered tonight by the boy scouts of america. a fundamental change in their long-standing policy toward gay scouts and scout leaders. ou
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